"Old Bricks - history at your feet"
Any information you can give on these bricks would be
Possibly made at an Estate brickworks
owned by the 5th Marquess of Northampton. Info & Photo by Martyn
Fretwell courtesy of the Bill Richardson Collection at Southwick
N C or S N?
Part of a large batch found at a recycling centre by Nigel
Furniss. The location of the dots on the blue brick seem to
indicate S N but N S is also possible.
N W B Co.
Photo by Ray Martin
O & L
Found in the remains of the Cardigan brick works, Leeds by Mike
Found on the bank of the River Thames by Germander Speedwell
P & B
This brick was found at Buckle lane/Wakefield Road, Normanton, West
Yorkshire. Image PRBCO.
P B T C
Found in Essex by Christopher Smith.
P & S
Possibly Parkinson & Spencer Ltd who still operate from Ambler
Thorn Fireclay Works in Holmfield near Halifax. Photo and info
by Alan Davies.
Found in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
Found in West Bromwich by William Whitehead.
P & O
Found by Peter Hughes in Baildon, West Yorkshire.
Found by Gary Davies at Acrefair, near Wrexham.
Found by Mark Cranston by the Firth of Forth, County Durham or U S
Photo taken by Gary Scurr at the remains of an old lead smelt
mill in Frosterley, County Durham.
P. S. S.
Found near Weardale, County Durham.
Spotted on a farm near Tamworth by Mike Shaw.
R. E. (A)
Found near the village of Wales, Rotherham. Photo by Frank
R H I
& C Co.
This brick was found by the River Ancholme neat Horkstow North
LIncolnshire. Lettering suggests Robert Heath Iron &
Coal Co., but it was found a long way from Biddulph. Can anyone
from Scunthorpe suggest a more local Company? Image PRBCO.
R. P. C.
Photo by Simon Patterson
R S & W
Photo by courtesy of the Colin Driver collection. Colin writes:
Found on Turton Moor. I'm completely in the dark with this one.I'm
presuming Entwisle is the place name rather than a surname,as it's
only a couple of miles away.
Any further info would be very welcome.
R V S
Photo by courtesy of the Colin Driver collection.
R Y K
Found by Hugh Owen on the foreshore near the site of the demolished
Carmarthen Bay Power Station
S (with crown)
Photo by Nigel Furniss, who thinks it could be Sheffield.
S B L C
S. I. C.
Found by Frank Lawson near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
Found at Brimington, Chesterfield by Simon Patterson.
Found in N. E. Derbyshire by Simon Patterson. Philip
Rothery writes: As Staveley is listed as Staveley Iron &
Chemical Co Ltd in Clay Products Directory 1961 and in the UDC
guide 1970, I suggest STANTON to be the more likely maker of [ S I
C ] but it's letters only and we can never be certain.
info found at Matlock Archives - Martyn Fretwell writes:
This brickworks on Derby Road, Ilkeston was originally owned by
the Oakwell Red & Blue Brick Co. Kelly’s 1916 to 1928 & is
then recorded as Stanton Ironworks Co. Ltd. Stanton Brickworks,
Derby Road, Ilkeston in Kelly’s 1932 to 1941 editions, 1941
being the last Trade Directory at Matlock Archives. SIC = Stanton
S R Co.
Photo by Martyn Fretwell courtesy of Newark & Sherwood Museum
J Sharp? Discovered by Rainer while renovating his house in
Found by Vladimir Smirnov in St. Petersburg. Frank Lawson
adds: Possibly: Staffordshire Terra Cotta & Fire Brick
Co., Wimblebury, Hednesford, Staffs. Kelly's
Staffordshire Directory 1904.
Found at Wharton Hall Colliery shaft, Little Hulton, Lancashire. The
T may stand for Tynesbank near Walkden. The brick is slightly larger
than standard bricks in all it's dimensions. Photo and info by
T A & Co.
Found by Vladimir Smirnov in St. Petersburg.
Photo by Mark Cranston.
T B C
Photo by courtesy of the Colin Driver collection.
Found near Hurst Castle by Nigel Furniss.
Photographed at Four Oaks Reclamation Yard by Martyn Fretwell.
T L - H C P
Photo taken at Bursledon Brick Museum by Martyn Fretwell.
Found in an agricultural stable block, built in 1888, in Great
Hormead, Buntingford, Herts by James Wild.
T W &
Found in a derelict limekiln at Garrigill, Alston, Cumbria by David
Found in Maryport, Cumbria by Mark Cranston.
This intriguing brick was found in Somerset by Brian Murless.
V E 11
Found in Baildon, West Yorkshire by Peter Hughes, quite probably a
Found in the old kiln wall at Woburn Sands by Nigel Furniss.
A white glazed W brick seen in Kettering by Dave Clemo.
Found in Scarborough by Nigel Megson.
W & B
Photo by courtesy of the Richard Symonds collection.
W. B. C.
Photo by Ray Martin.
I have found three companies which may have made WBC bricks. They
are the Walsall Brick Co. Green Lane, Walsall, Kelly’s 1900
edition - Willenhall B.Co, Noose Lane, Willenhall, Kelly’s 1928
edition - Wednesfield B.Co. Church St, Heath Town, Wolverhampton,
Kelly's 1928 edition. Info & Photographed at Four Oaks
Reclamation Yard by Martyn Fretwell.
W B &
Photographed at Bursledon Brick Museum by Martyn Fretwell.
Photo by Martyn Fretwell courtesy of the Bill
Richardson Collection at Southwick Hall.
Found on the beach at Walton On The Naze, Essex by Stuart
Whenmouth. Obviously been there for a long time!
W C &
Found on a farm in the Ingram Valley, Northumberland, origin not
W. C. M.
Photo by courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection. Found in
Ravenscar, N Yorks.
Photographed at Romsey Reclamation Yard by Martyn Fretwell.
Photo taken in Middlesbrough by Simon Hunter.
Martyn Fretwell writes: With this brick being photographed at
Cawarden Reclamation Yard, Rugeley, could it have been made by
William Jones, Rumer Hill Tileries, Cannock. Kelly’s 1872 to 1900
W L N
Found Macclesfield, Cheshire 2016. Origin not known. Photo by
courtesy of the Frank Lawson collection.
Thanks to Darren Haywood for the photo. Ron Young is pretty
certain that this is a product of the Clay Cross Company
Found in Glastonbury by John Biggs.
X Y Z
Found at Renishaw, Derbyshire by Michael Hardy. One of several
forming a plinth on which a statue is set in the grounds of Renishaw
Front and back of an XYZ brick, found near Chesterfield by Dave
Photo by Colin Wooldridge from the John Cooksey Collection.
Found by Alan Davies in Lancashire.